Part of our summer tradition is doing the St. Albert Farmers’ market. This market is one of the largest farmers’ markets in all of Western Canada and has numerous well-known artists, artisans and crafters mixed in with all the typical items you find at a farmers’ market. It regularly attracts crowds of 15,000-20,000 each Saturday. We are doing most of the dates in July, August and October, but we are skipping September due to some larger shows we have booked in (click here to see our upcoming September shows) Our booth number changes around since we did not sign up as a full time vendor. I will try to post where we will be at the market each time, If I don’t we are one of the few blue topped tents!
We have been participating in the St. Albert Farmer’s market since we started selling 7 years ago. Some customers have been buying or stopping at our booth in St. Albert since we first set up there with a large patio umbrella. We quickly bought a tent after it took both of us to keep the umbrella from tipping over!
Our booth at the Market with some of our custom built display stands. I will be writing a blog on how we made these from an assortment of used or almost free items.
On the left side of the booth is one of the display stands we built for our new line of lightweight colourful wooden earrings. Some of you may have seen our leather earrings at the booth or online. We now make a new collection of earrings, and pendants, in Baltic birch. These earrings are large and lightweight and only $25 CDN for a pair. Each design can be custom made in any of the other colours you see online.
I started making some of these in leather but the dying process was so time consuming that I couldn’t keep them at the $25 price point. The great thing about the wooden pieces is that with most of them you can see the wood grain right under the colour that, in my opinion, adds an extra dimension to the piece.
Also as part of our wooden earrings collection, do to popular demand, we started creating fandom favorites for the comic expos we do and have carried the designs forward into our other shows as well! These will now also be made available on our website. We will be adding some new fandom pieces for the Edmonton Expo coming up in September. Shows like Dr. Who have kept me company in the studio for a while now! I like to use the episodes as a guide to tell me how long I’ve been working and to keep track of how long each item takes. The next time someone asks how long it took to make one of our masks I will answer “16 episodes of Dr. Who!”
Click here to view our number one pick.
Click here to see the whole selection of wooden earrings.
From our classic dragon and quatrefoil designs, to our fandom favourites, to all the new designs Amy has developed in preparation for this seasons markets we are excited about this collection! Of course it was hard to choose from the large variety of new wooden designs and we couldnt commit to just a top 10 but we narrowed it down to our top 12.
We finally made some of the most requested items at the booth; wallets. Below are a couple of our bi and single fold wallets. We have several others in stock right now including a skull and scarab. We plan to add one or two each week to our inventory so there will be a large selection in no time! We are selling them at the market and other shows and will be putting them online in the near future. If you have any questions or would like to purchase one please email us and we will add one to the store.
We have been working steadily on custom orders we have received over the last couple of months and really enjoy creating new ideas that come from you. Pictured below is a set of custom bracers we made for a customer.
This custom order is one of the most asked about. We’ve had several emails and people stopping by the booth telling us how beautiful this book is. This travellers or Midori style journal actually holds several inserts that can be changed out easily depending on what you want to carry with you. We are working on some printable inserts including: day planners, to-do lists, field drawings, notes, etc. We will make these inserts available for free on our blog. I’ve finished one for Tanner and we are working on a video to show you how great this style of book is.
Another back in stock item is the “Tree of Life” journal! It’s not listed on our store yet since we are also selling it in person. If you have any questions please feel free to email us! This is one of our most popular leather journals, it’s hand carved, tooled, hand dyed with 4 layers of green dye, sealed, hand painted with gold leather paint. Then we fold, mark and hand bind all the pages for the journal. Because the pages are hand bound they can easily be replaced after you fill the journal. This journal is made from quality North American tooling leather and features acid free card stock pages which are great for: writing and drawing on (in pen or pencil), as well as, displaying photographs or keepsakes.
Lastly, we are working on another fan favorite that has been out of stock most of the year: our hand carved Dragon leather journals! We will bring them out to the markets and have them online as soon as they are ready.
The item of the month is our small-antiqued leather journals! With this item of the month it includes, along with one of designs, an etching of your initials for free! To order the customized journal just send us an email with what you would like (which design) and type in the comments section your first, middle and last initial! Your initials will then be placed along the bottom of the inside flap.
Click here to view all the leather journals.
Amy & Tanner Skrocki
Note: Most of the wooden earrings are not in stock and are made to order. This requires several days to be made before sending them out.